Monday, 23 July 2012

FITSPIRATION #3

I'm back with another Fitspiration post! My followers, particularly on twitter have said they've been loving these posts so I'll keep them coming! Leave a comment with your opinion :)

My First Fitspo Post was all about getting motivated. This post is all about how to stay motivated. It's so easy to crash or get lazy eventually, particularly when you've gone from never or hardly ever doing any exercise, to working out every day. But in this post, I'm going to share my tips for staying motivated and picking yourself back up!

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You should never beat yourself up about skipping a couple days work outs, or eating badly once in a while. Slip-ups are allowed, but don't give up. Never think to yourself, 'Oh, I've ruined it now, there's no point'. Instead think, okay I've slipped up, but I can bounce back! Just get back into your old routine, or alter it if needs be. (Some people find they crash when they get bored of their usual routine). Don't get mad at yourself, a couple of days skipped won't mess up your hard work, but skipping a few weeks, months, etc etc, probably will. So just brush yourself off and start again!

Spread the word!
Tell people you're starting to exercise and eat healthy and change your lifestyle. The more people know, the more people will ask questions. You're gonna feel pretty bad if people say 'So, how's the exercising going?' and you have to say, 'Oh, I've been sitting in watching Friends re-runs all week, but I'll definitely go to the gym tomorrow.'
Take pride in having something to tell people. Having people know what you're doing will give you a motive to carry on. If you have someone that will help you out by pushing you and reminding you (though not in a scary personal trainer from 'MADE' way!) such as a boyfriend, bestfriend or parent, that can really help!

Better Together
Leading on from my last tip, working out with someone else is definitely a fantastic way to keep motivated. I've recently started to play tennis with my boyfriend as an extra workout during the week. It keeps me motivated for two reasons. The first being the obvious, it's so much fun! Working out with someone else makes it all the more enjoyable and secondly, if you bail, you're letting them down as well as yourself! If that's not motivation I don't know what is ;)

Help others, help yourself
I love looking at fitspo blogs on tumblr, they're a constant reminder to get up and get moving! Seeing photos of people working out, healthy food and fitness tips inspires me so much!
I recently started my own Fitspo tumblr, which you can check out here. This keeps me motivated because when I'm reblogging photos of people working out, or healthy eating pictures, I don't want to be sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. I'd feel like a total fraud! If I'm going to create a blog to inspire people, I'd like to be an inspiration myself!

Thanks for reading!

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5 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this posts! Thank you for doing them! xo

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    1. and thank you for reading them! glad you like them :) xo

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  2. Great post, you've read my mind! Literally every night for the past week i've gone to bed telling myself i'm getting up for a run in the morning ... still hasn't happened! x

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  3. this is a great post, Chloe! You're awesome at motivating, this is really helpful!

    -ariel* xoxo

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